This study begins with a definition of technology provided by Carl Mitcham. It then goes on to evaluate this definition by applying some of Jacques Ellul's thinking, as well as that of Lewis Mumford. Some of Nietzsche's literary work is also used as a template through which to view Mitcham's claim. What impact might technology have on the human condition, and how might these philosophers help us to discern what that impact might be?
|Keywords:||Interdisciplinary, Science and Technology, Ellul, Mumford, Nietzsche|
Adjunct Professor, General Studies, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA